How many interviews have you been on? Personally I’ve been on quite a few (don’t judge I’m getting interviews but not a job, and lately no interviews). Each time, whether it is a phone interview or in person interview, I get prepared. You know the routine: study up on the company, find out their mission statement, what is their most recent accomplishment, who are the top dogs, etc. Then you formulate questions accordingly.
I recently went on an interview that was kind of the same as all the others. You go in say hi to the receptionist, introduce yourself, and state who you’re there to meet with, and then take a seat as directed. You wait patiently, you watch the employees that you may be working with, and wonder if you’ll fit in. You wonder if you’re dressed appropriately (I usually wear a suit no matter what).
I waited for quit some time, and then I ended up interviewing with a person that I wasn’t scheduled to interview with because the scheduled person was running late (things happen I get it), who wasn’t familiar with my resume and or credentials, and had no idea why the original person had called me. I know, we’re the ones at their mercy but gee wiz! This person was trying to get me to work as a financial Amway (not Amway but like Amway in its operations) sales rep. It was basically a network financial planning gig where no one has to sell anything but the people underneath you do. Wha, wha, what!? Plus he was actually a graduate out of Clown College (picture Cam from Modern Family in his clown outfit; that’s where I went in my head), and had worked for Ringling Brothers, as a clown of course. There is nothing wrong with being a clown, or selling financial services but the combination of Clown School, and networking like Amway, and it was sold to me as easy….I KNEW I would be struggling to make $1. No one in that office had the look of success to them. They looked tired, beat down, & were trying really hard to appear enthusiastic.
I’m sure you’ve all been on interviews like this where you can’t help but wonder is this legit? They can’t be serious. Or what about the Craigslist ads that you submit your resume to, and all of a sudden you get an e-mail back saying the position is filled but they have another one in mind that deals with the transference of money (oh brother)! Isn’t it hard enough to be rejected everyday without some clown trying to take advantage of your hardship, and scamming you because you need a job so desperately?
This has been the hardest year of my life!!!!!!!!! THE HARDEST!!!!!! I need some pity, charity, apathy, and a JOB!!!!!!!
Check this clown out. I feel like just like this clown, and I’m about to die!